Since its founding in 1979 in La Porte, Texas, GrantWorks has grown to become the largest firm in Texas dedicated principally to managing state and federal development programs.
Company Scope: With more than $1 billion managed through thousands of infrastructure and housing contracts, GrantWorks has the experience and knowledge required for effective program delivery for your organization. We bring a breadth of project experience to meet the challenges facing communities today—disaster relief, coastal improvements, utility infrastructure, drainage, roads, renewable energy, economic development, force account management, and hazard mitigation.
Ability to Execute: Our 60 employees include grant managers, planners, and subject matter experts. Our professional staff is supported by specialists in Labor Standards, Environmental Review, Procurement, Applications, Fair Housing, and by our Client Services Team in the field. This strong support allows our grant professionals to focus on proactive project implementation. This capacity allows GrantWorks to successfully manage hundreds of grants across a variety of programs simultaneously, ensuring high quality, integrated services for our clients.
Quality Staffing: GrantWorks believes in hiring skilled and experienced employees. Around half of our employees hold a master’s degree in city planning, engineering, construction management, or related field. More than a dozen joined us after successful careers in state and local government or in related consulting. Many of our support staff members hold undergraduate degrees and are often promoted from within the organization. GrantWorks’ broad-based quality and deep bench enhance our performance and allows effective decision-making to permeate the organization. Our capacity mitigates the consultant-at-the-top bottleneck experienced by our smaller competitors.
Integrated Services: GrantWorks’ Community Development, Disaster Recovery, Planning, Housing, Transportation and Hazard Mitigation staff work together to benefit our client communities. Having these specializations under one roof allows for interdisciplinary problem solving, improved performance, and a full range of service. Our grant management core competency is supported by specializations ranging from affordable housing finance and economic development to engineering (TBPE F-8675) and geographic information systems.
Industry Leadership: After years as a mid-sized CDBG administrator, GrantWorks developed a new service delivery model in the late 1990s that stressed the full-service, turn-key grant management approach desired by many local governments. As we expanded our services to include housing, disaster recovery, coastal, transportation, parks, public service and other related programs we added dozens of clients across the state. When our competitors rose to meet the challenge, grant services were improved across Texas. At the same time, we actively developed relationships with funding agencies and the legislature by providing public comment, attending governing board meetings, and offering constructive feedback and support whenever possible.
Commitment to Excellence: GrantWorks is dedicated to providing the best services and are ready to assist your community on your next project. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in all of our projects. This is reflected in our numerous long-standing client relationships, our dedication to staff training and certification, and our continuous involvement at every step of the grant process.